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Sustainable Greece 2020 draws praise in Brussels

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Greek nongovernmental organization QualityNet Foundation presented its Sustainable Greece 2020 initiative at the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Summit this week in Brussels, organized by CSR Europe.

The initiative is aimed at creating the necessary tools and methodologies that would support organizations in incorporating practices of sustainable development.

In its first year, the initiative has managed to bring together a wide range of stakeholders from different sectors in Greek society, such as 33 business associations, 120 companies, 17 local authorities and 44 civil society organizations.

The presentation of Sustainable Greece 2020, implemented through systematic and extensive dialogue, drew very positive feedback.

Yvonne Zwick, project manager of the German Council for Sustainable Development (RNE), said it “constitutes an example of how a private nongovernmental initiative of a small country with immense financial and social issues, has managed by engaging important actors and organizations as well as by developing particular tools, such as the Sustainability Code, to contribute to the creation of a new model of development and social cohesion.”